Your weekly dose of the best new sounds around the continent!
"Second Sermon Remix" - Black Sheriff x Burna Boy
After teasing it for weeks, Black Sheriff and Burna Boy have released the highly anticipated remix to continental hit “Second Sermon.” Nigeria and Ghana have a history of excellent collaborations, and this continues in that tradition, with Burna Boy flowing seamlessly on the hard drill banger.
"How I Like It" - Kofi Mole
Kofi Mole’s typical bag is hard-hitting rap tracks with deft lyricism and wordplay. On “How I Like It”, however, he takes a softer route with a flow that almost veers into outright singing. Produced by Nyams, the track details his love for the rap life and his desire to keep pushing on.
"I See the Riddim" - Tobi Peter x Joïe
After his debut EP Summer Wavs, Vol. 1 was received well by critics and fans alike, Producer and animator Tobi Peter rounds up the year with another EP titled Energy. Inspired by Sarz's Sound Pack and differing from the Afro-EDM that characterized the earlier project, Energy is predominantly afrobeats. For "I See the Riddim'', he enlists the help of alternative singer Joïe to craft a soft and mellow tune.
"Headliner" - NSG
Ahead of their upcoming December concerts, Afroswing collective NSG have dropped a three-song EP titled Headliner. On the titular track, they walk through their usual topics of money and lifestyle, keeping it interesting with their infectious energy.
"Ride For You" - Seyi Shay x Wande Coal
With little to no promotion, Afropop/R&B singer Seyi Shay has blessed us with a surprise album drop. The project titled Big Girl features a star-studded guest list including Backroad Gee, Yemi Alade, Simi and Shay Jones. However, Wande Coal remains the pick of the lot with his feisty assist on "Ride For You", a song about faithfulness and love in relationships.
"She Knows" - HarrySong, Fireboy DML x Olamide
HarrySong taps Fireboy DML and Olamide talents on his latest single "She Knows." Produced by DeziMix, the track is Harrysong’s first offering since October. The upbeat love song has Fireboy on the brilliant hook, with Olamide and HarrySong providing equally exciting verses.
"CHOPLIFE" - King Promise x Patoranking
Ghanian singer King Promise and Afrobeat/dancehall act Patoranking join forces on “CHOPLIFE”, a feisty banger obviously designed to move listeners to their feet in aggressive dancing. King Promise, the self-titled “vibe supplier” stays true to the honorific with his energy on the time matching Patoranking’s enthusiasm, resulting in a delightful song just in time for December parties.